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COVID lessons could ease cholera outbreak – Moeti

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The WHO regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, believes that the best way to end preventable epidemics is for governments to engage with communities to help understand how the disease is transmitted. She spoke in interview with SciDev.Net about cholera outbreak. Why do you think …

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Floods raise cholera risk even as cases decline in Africa: WHO

  Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | As weekly cholera cases in the affected African countries decline, heavy flooding due to seasonal rains and tropical cyclones in southern Africa are raising the risk of the disease spreading and threatening to undermine outbreak control efforts, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday. …

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WHO says urgent funds needed to support Uganda Ebola response

Kampala, Uganda | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said urgent funds are needed to support the Ebola response in Uganda and the readiness in neighboring countries. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa told reporters that only 20 percent of the 88.2-million-U.S. dollar appeal has been collected. …

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WHO launches suicide awareness campaign in Africa

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) launched Thursday a campaign to raise awareness and spur action for suicide prevention in the African region, which has the world’s highest rates of death by suicide. Around 11 people per 100,000 per year die by suicide in the African region, …

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Africa reports 524 confirmed monkeypox cases: WHO

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | A total of 524 confirmed cases of monkeypox, including 12 deaths, have been reported across 11 African countries since 2022, announced World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti Thursday. The majority of the confirmed cases are in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the …

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WHO says traditional medicine key to easing Africa’s disease burden

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African countries should harness traditional medicine that has proved effective in the management and cure of ailments afflicting the continent’s population, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Wednesday. WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti underscored the critical role of herbal medicine in lessening …

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Eight African countries report confirmed monkeypox cases: WHO

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | Eight African countries have so far reported confirmed monkeypox cases, with several more countries reporting suspected cases, announced the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti. At an online media briefing held on Thursday, Moeti said that with nearly 1,900 confirmed monkeypox cases …

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Africa reports nearly 1,400 monkeypox cases in 2022: WHO

Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | Seven African countries have cumulatively reported nearly 1400 monkeypox cases so far this year, with 1,392 suspected and 44 confirmed cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday in a statement. The cases have been reported from Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the …

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